Garrankesh, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
€399,000Commercial site for sale|21,780 sq. feet (2,023 sq. metres)
Property Description:Development Site With F.P.P. for 41 Bedroom Motorway Hotel
Development site for sale with full planning permission for forty
one bedroom motorway hotel on four floors. The project is ideally
located close to Athlone town centre with immediate access to
Dublin-Galway M6 motorway and all major routes. Total accommodation
consists of 37 bedrooms (26 double, 11 triple) and 4 suites
(including 1 x manager's suite) with ample lounge areas throughout.
There is planning permission for 41 car spaces with some in lower
ground floor and some in open spaces. Further information
available upon request from the auctioneers.
View website www.ecolodgehotel.com for plans and elevations.
The site with full planning permission for a motorway hotel is
walking distance to the Athlone Institute of Technology campus
which has been expanding annually.
Athlone Institute of Technology has benefitted from €100 million
investment since 2000. Recent new facilities have included the new
Engineering and Informatics Building, Postgraduate Research Hub and
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies Building.
The next phase of AIT's development involves the establishment of
an indoor sporting arena, which it is envisaged will be completed
The plans for the facility include:
- IAAF-standard 6-lane indoor athletics track with 1,500
- Two court sports hall with 1,500 seats on international
futsal and basketball courts
- Elite squad gym
- Performance laboratory
- Aerobics studio
- Fitness suite
- Physical therapy suites
Athlone is a thriving business and shopping town centrally located
in the Midlands of Ireland on the banks of the River Shannon. The
town has experienced major development in many sectors in recent
years and its population has grown to 17,544 (based on the 2006
Athlone is strategically located in the centre of Ireland, on the
border of two counties; Roscommon in the province of Connaught and
Westmeath in the Province of Leinster. Given its central location,
Athlone is a natural hub for transport. It is easily accessed by
both rail and road with frequent bus and rail schedules.
The opening of the M6 motorway to Dublin in 2008 connects Athlone
to Dublin in approximately 1 hour to/from M50 and subject to
traffic conditions 1 hour and 15 minutes to/from the Airport.
The M6 Athlone to Ballinasloe was opened in July 2009 and the final
stretch of the M6 Motorway between Ballinasloe and Galway was
opened in December 2009 cutting the journey time from Athlone to
Galway to just under 1 hour and from Dublin to Galway to
approximately two hours.
Industry and State employment has for many years been the
foundation of the Athlone economy with companies like, Elan,
Ericsson, Tyco, Athlone Extrusions and State bodies such as the
Irish Army, Dept. of Education, Institute of Technology, I.D.A.,
FÁS, Revenue Commissioners, E.S.B., C.I.E., An Post etc. The
State Agencies alone employ in excess of 3,000 people and the
Athlone Mail Centre which is one of only 4 in the country serves
the west of Ireland and it covers 90,000 sq. ft. of floor space.
Training and Education
There is an excellent educational infrastructure in Athlone.
Athlone Institute of Technology caters for over 5,000 students. The
Institute offers part-time and full-time programmes at certificate,
diploma, degree and postgraduate levels. The National Polymer
Development Centre based in Athlone is Ireland's leading Polymer
Technology and Development Organisation, providing the polymer
industry with a rapid turnaround, confidential and industrially
focused technical service. Several private and public
establishments provide full-time, evening and part-time training
Athlone's position on the River Shannon at the foot of Lough Ree
has ensured a consistent influx of water enthusiasts including
those who participate in sailing, cruising, wind surfing and
canoeing. Angling enthusiasts come to fish the Shannon and the many
lakes located in the Lakelands Region.
Athlone and District boasts a wide variety of visitor attractions
and historical sites of note including the instantly recognisable
Athlone Castle and Clonmacnoise Monastic Site. Many walking,
cycling and driving trails have been developed in recent years for
both locals and visitors to enjoy.
Athlone hosts a broad selection of Events throughout the course of
the year ranging from sporting to theatre and music to farmers
markets and festivals. A number of significant events will take
place in Athlone annually such as the home fixtures for the U20 Six
Nations Rugby Championship, Lough Ree International Pike Angling
Festival, HSE Community Games National Finals, Triathlone and The
All Ireland Drama Festival.
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Date Entered/Renewed:23/5/2013 (2 days ago)